On February 6, IE rocked Moscow with its much-awaited Talent Days 2015 – a unique platform that brought together HR professionals of leading Russian and international companies and MBA Alumni from top business schools. The event was very timely considering the economic turbulence currently taking place in Russia: good positions are becoming scarce and competition among candidates is intensifying. Which means that HR issues are currently very hot in Russia.

With speakers such as Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Executive Director of IE Career Management Center, and Balvinder Powar, IE Associate Professor, as well as SIBUR, Russia’s top gas processing and petrochemicals company, as general partner, IE’s Talent Days were well positioned to attract high-quality audience.

The event included three main blocks: for HR professionals, business school alumni and general audience.

The HR part started with 1-2-1s of top companies and potential candidates. Then Amber shared her insights on succession planning and, together with the HR community, discussed how to build an effective learning organization. Her professionalism and a charming way of handling discussions quickly won her respect of the HR pros.

Balvinder then took over with his master class on Leading Innovation Attitude for Success. The audience loved his energetic style and sweet presents from Spain.

After that, HR professionals gathered for a panel discussion on new demands for talents in crisis moderated once again by Amber.

The second part for alumni began with a business cocktail, followed by a presentation on challenges and opportunities for MBA graduates at an industrial company delivered by Dmitry Konov, GM of SIBUR company and himself an MBA graduate. He rarely speaks at events, and the audience appreciated this unique opportunity to listen to one of Russia’s leading managers.

And finally, alumni and recruitment professionals got together for a panel discussion on how to be on the radar of executive search, moderated by the charming Amber.

We received a very positive feedback about the event from the attendees and want to thank our wonderful speakers – Amber and Balvinder – for making this event such a success.

So, Moscow, get ready for Talent Days 2016!

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